Serevent is approved for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    Normally we think of Serevent as a drug for asthma...but now Serevent is approved for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    Patients with COPD usually start with short-acting inhaled beta-agonists used prn.

    If symptoms aren't controlled, physicians usually prescribe Atrovent (ipratropium) before trying corticosteroids.

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